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Digitimes Research: DNN-architecture AI widely used in image recognition

Mar 22, 15:33

Artificial intelligence (AI) based on deep neural network (DNN) architecture has been widely used in image recognition and has large potential in autonomous driving, according to Digitimes Research.

Global AR/VR headset market to grow at CAGR of 58% during 2016-2021, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 21, 12:19

Global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021, increasing nearly 10-fold from the 10.1 million units shipped in 2016 and representing a CAGR of 58% across the five-year forecast period, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Global market value for driver sensing systems to soar

Mar 20, 22:10

Along with the fast development of self-driving technology, there will be increased demand for driver sensing systems used to monitor drivers for determining whether they are able to take over driving when self-driving breaks down, with the global market value for such sensing systems used in level...

Advantech offers WISE-PaaS Marketplace

Mar 16, 10:27

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at the ongoing Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany the offering of WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an online store of various software specifically for IoT (Internet of Things) application, through cooperation with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security...

Taiwan startups creating platforms via Microsoft Visual Studio and cloud services

Mar 15, 10:17

Taiwan-based startups Pyramius, Wishing-Soft and Biomdcare are releasing software products designed using Microsoft's Visual Studio and services. To support such demand, Microsoft has released new Virtual Studio software to help developers design apps for iOS and Android via its Universal Windows Platform...

Taiwan forms alliance to promote IoT

Mar 10, 11:17

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has organized Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA), a cross-industry alliance specifically to promote IoT, according to NDC deputy minister and ASVDA CEO Kung Ming-hsin.

Stan Shih, Acer founder and ASVDA honorary president

Taiwan market: SolidWizard to distribute Markforged 3D printing products

Mar 8, 16:05

Taiwan-based SolidWizard Technology, a distributor of Solidworks' 3D CAD design software in the local market, has signed a contract to also distribute Markforged's 3D printing products in Taiwan.

SolidWizard president Hsu Tai-yuan

Advantech offers edge intelligence solution for elevator maintenance

Mar 3, 15:55

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has offered an in-house-developed edge intelligence equipment solution, a cloud computing-based platform to remotely monitor operation of elevators for preventive maintenance to minimize breakdowns and reduce repair cost for and outage of elevators.

Advantech sets up WISE-PaaS Marketplace as IoT application store

Feb 24, 16:46

Industrial computing device maker and solution provider Advantech has established WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an open platform for providing on-demand IoT software solutions, according to the company.

Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital

Feb 24, 15:15

Acer on February 23 announced cooperation with Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan, which will adopt Acer's aBeing Wellness cloud-based health platform for remote tracking and care of chronic patients on a long-term basis, with both sides to further cooperate to develop artificial intelligence...

Acer unveils smart roadside parking management system

Feb 22, 11:07

Acer, Tainan City Government and Tainan University of Technology have jointly unveiled a smart roadside parking management system, according to Acer's e-business group president Ben Wan.

Gamania Digital Entertainment aims at revenues of over NT$10 billion for 2017

Feb 21, 15:51

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment aims to turn its operations from the red in 2016 to profitability in 2017 and has set its target consolidated revenues at over NT$10 billion (US$323 million) for 2017, according to company chairman and CEO Albert Liu.

Gamania Digital Entertainment chairman and CEO Albert Liu

Trend Micro working with NEC on carrier-grade NFV security

Feb 13, 14:59

Trend Micro recently announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems...

Acer to create VR system for National Palace Museum

Feb 9, 14:39

Following its partnership with IMAX over virtual reality experience centers, Acer will cooperate with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to create a VR system for visitors to view the antiques without display cases.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to promote DDoS protection services

Feb 8, 15:18

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will strive to promote multilayer DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services to business clients in 2017, the company has said.

Alibaba sees significant on-year growth in 4Q16

Jan 25, 22:48

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding on January 24 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of CNY53.248 billion (US$7.669 billion), hiking 54% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization)...

Google develops meldCX via cooperation with AOpen

Jan 25, 15:13

Google has offered meldCX, customized software and services to enable Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebook compatibility with retail operators' existing peripheral devices not based on Chrome OS. meldCX was developed through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen, Google's hardware partner.

China software revenues reach CNY4.851 trillion in 2016, says MIIT

Jan 24, 22:00

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY4.851 trillion (US$730.6 billion) in 2016, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global VR production value to take off in 2017, says TCA chairman

Jan 20, 11:55

The global production value of the VR (virtual reality) industry, including VR devices and applications, will stage a major take-off in 2017, according to TH Tung, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

TCA chairman TH Tung

Software distributor GrandTech reports increased earnings for 4Q16

Newswatch - Jan 19, 14:39

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$66.56 million (US$2.107 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 13.4% on quarter and 3% on year. The earnings translated into a pre-tax EPS of NT$1.24 for the quarte...

ITRI unveils robots and drone management solution

Jan 17, 15:36

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a companion robot based on its Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and an ICT (information and communication technology) solution for managing drones.

ITRI-developed Intelligent Vision System robot can play chess

Taiwan market: Foxconn online shopping platform launches video content services

Jan 16, 21:28

A consumer electronics online shopping platform belonging to the Foxconn Group has launched Bandott, a free Android TV 6.0 digital set-top box (STB) integrated with video content services, in the Taiwan market.

China software revenues reach CNY4.313 trillion in January-November, says MIIT

Jan 4, 11:09

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY4.313 trillion (US$649.6 billion) in January-November 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global VR shipments to grow moderately in 2017 due to constrains in hardware, software support

Dec 27, 14:09

Current major VR device players, including Sony, HTC and Oculus, are unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017 due to constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Microsoft unveils BizTalk Server 2016

Dec 23, 15:57

Microsoft on December 22 unveiled BizTalk Server 2016, a platform for automating mission critical business processes and integrating private cloud with public clouds, for launch in the Taiwan market.

By 2019, 20% of user interactions with smartphones will take place via VPAs, says Gartner

Dec 22, 16:02

Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner. Gartner predicts that, by 2019, 20% of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).

Taiwan market: Asustek officially launches Zenbo home service robots

Newswatch - Dec 22, 11:58

Asustek Computer has officially launched its home service robot, the Zenbo, in the Taiwan market. The company will begin to take the first round of pre-orders for the robots on January 1, 2017.

Asustek Zenbo home service robot

NCKU, MediaTek cooperate to help Tainan City in dengue fever control

Dec 19, 12:04

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and MediaTek on December 15 announced cooperation to establish a joint laboratory for smart citywide disease control, with thirr first plan to help the government of Tainan City, southern Taiwan, control dengue fever in the city, according to MediaTek.

BlackBerry secures global smart phone software and brand licensing agreement with TCL

Newswatch - Dec 19, 10:37

BlackBerry and TCL Communication Technology Holdings have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry's transition into a security software and services company, according to a statement from the companies.

Advantech cooperates with Socionext to offer VEGA series image encoding/decoding solutions

Dec 16, 11:22

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech will offer image encoding/decoding solutions under the brand VEGA through a strategic alliance with Socionext, a Japan-based developer of SoCs for imaging and video systems. The solutions have applications for TV broadcasting, smart medical care, smart...

Advantech chairman KC Liu (left) and Socionext president and COO Amane Inoue

PC vendors trying out Qualcomm/Windows products

Dec 15, 11:30

With Microsoft's recent announcement of adding support to Qualcomm's processor solutions in Windows 10, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that many brand vendors have already started developing and testing notebooks and tablets using Qualcomm application processors (APs) and their...

TGS 2017 to begin on January 19 with VR spotlight, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 21:55

Taipei Game Show (TGS) 2017 will be hosted from January 19-24, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan and virtual reality (VR) software and hardware are expected to be under the spotlight at the show, while many Taiwan-based game designers will also participate, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Over 2 million VR headsets to ship in 2016, says Canalys

Newswatch - Dec 14, 15:16

Global VR (virtual reality) headset shipments are expected to exceed two million units in 2016 and to grow to 20 million by 2020, according to Canalys.

PC upstream suppliers conservative about Microsoft pushing MR ecosystem

Dec 13, 15:03

Microsoft has recently announced a plan to partner with PC brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and 3Glasses to push an ecosystem for mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) applications in 2017; however, some upstream suppliers are conservative about...

Taiwan market: Studio A starts programming education

Dec 12, 19:11

Studio A, an Apple Premium Reseller in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, has kicked off elementary education programming in the Taiwan market through holding an Hour of Code in Taiwan at its chain stores via cooperation with public-benefit platforms and culture foundations, according to the company.

WinHEC 2016: Microsoft empowers new development opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

Dec 9, 14:38

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft has announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, was joined on stage in Shenzhen by Navin Shenoy,...

Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

Dec 9, 11:46

HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.

Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT

Dec 9, 11:27

The smart solution business unit under EMS provider Qisda on December 8 signed an MoU with Intel Taiwan for cooperation to promote technology, product development and marketing related to IoT, with a focus on smart solutions for retail, energy, education, medical care, manufacturing and enterprise...

PTC expects AR to have more potential than VR

Dec 7, 12:00

US-based car electronics and medical solution provider PTC is optimistic about augmented reality's (AR) future potential and expects demand and market scale for related applications to perform better than those of VR.

VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017

Dec 5, 16:00

The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply chain has already invested heavily into related developments, while vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer have...

beingNet Alliance to collaborate with partners to develop IoB solutions for agriculture, medical care

Dec 2, 16:07

beingNet Alliance, established by Acer founder Stan Shih to promote Internet of Beings (IoB), on December 1 signed cooperation agreements with several partners, including Hiwin Technologies, Advantech, EBM Technologies and IBM's cloud computing business unit, for vertical collaboration to develop IoB...

Acer founder Stan Shih pushing IoB solutions for beingNet Alliance

China market: B2C transaction value tops CNY708 billion in 3Q16, says Analysys

Dec 2, 16:06

In the China market, B2C (business to customer) online shopping portals generated a total sales transaction value of CNY708.56 billion (US$106.3 billion) during the third quarter of 2016, growing 8.7% on quarter and 40.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

LeEco to downsize personnel by 10%, say reports

Nov 30, 21:42

China-based over the top (OTT) operator and smartphone and LCD TV vendor LeEco will reduce its personnel by 10% from 8,000 employees currently to 7,200 to cope with financial troubles, according to China-based media reports.

China software revenues reach CNY3.907 trillion in January-October, says MIIT

Nov 30, 15:05

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.907 trillion (US$592.8 billion) in January-October 2016, growing 14.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017

Nov 29, 16:02

Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...

Panasonic developing V2P technology

Nov 28, 15:54

Under the Japan government's program of promoting application of information and communication technologies to next-generation ITS (intelligent transportation system), Panasonic is responsible for developing V2P (vehicle to pedestrian) technology to prevent pedestrians from being hit by vehicles, the...

International Conference on Connected Car and Intelligent Transportation System

Taiwan draws up 2017-2025 national digital development plan

Nov 25, 16:21

The Taiwan government has drawn up a plan for national digital development during 2017-2025, dubbed DIGI+, with goals of attaining a digital economy valued at NT$6.5 trillion (US$205 billion) (29.9% of GDP), digital daily-life service coverage for 80% of the population, and coverage of 90% of the population...

Medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare to debut on OTC market

Nov 25, 15:10

Taiwan-based medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare, an associated company of Asustek Computer, will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 21.

China software revenues reach CNY3.511 trillion in January-September, says MIIT

Nov 14, 23:05

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.511 trillion (US$533.72 billion) in January-September 2016, growing 14.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

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